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The Open Laboratory 2008 is here!

I know you have all been trembling in anticipation! But the day has finally arrived – the third science blogging anthology, The Open Lab 2008, is now up for sale! This year’s guest editor, Jennifer Rohn, did a fantastic job of putting together the best anthology ever! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Jennifer is…

Podcast of this morning’s radio show is now up – you can listen to it here. We covered ScienceOnline09, including its history, several individual sessions and underlying themes, the changes in science communication and journalism and more. A brief plug for PLoS at the beginning. Answered a couple of e-mailed questions, including one from Greg…

The very first blog carnival was conceived right here, in Chapel Hill, some four-five years ago or so. Since then, the idea took off and there are now thousands of blog carnivals, some generalist, some regional, but most are topical with topics ranging from food to sports to politics. But, probably due to the funny…

By Colleen M. Smith: NEWS: ScienceOnline’09 explores the evolution of science on the web: Research Triangle Park, NC, Jan. 16–The third annual science communication conference, ScienceOnline’09, took place at the Sigma Xi Center last weekend. The event was open to all scientists, bloggers, educators, students, journalists, and others interested in exploring science and ways to…

ScienceOnline’09, the third annual science communication conference (successor to the 2007 and 2008 North Carolina Science Blogging Conferences), was another unqualified success wifi issues notwithstanding. Around 215 scientists, educators, students, journalists and bloggers gathered for three days of activities, meals, sessions and hallway conversations to explore ways to use online tools to promote the public…

Science is moving onto the internet. Collection of data, collaboration between researchers, communication and critique of results, teaching and learning–all are increasingly being done online. ScienceOnline, held January 16 – 18 in 2009, is a conference dedicated to discussing the intersection of science and online technologies. Bora Zivkovic, one of the founders and organizers of…

About a month ago we had a spirited debate on Twitter if ScienceOnline09 is an Unconference or not. I think the problem stems from two distinct meanings of the term. See what Wikipedia, the Unconference Blog and this article say about the concept. On one hand, people in the tech industry who like to attend…

ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 11:30am

You know that I have been very intrigued by the way the Web is changing the way we use language, especially in science communication, and have inserted my thoughts on that into many a post over the past couple of years. I have also been in a more-or-less continuous communication with Christian Casper over the…

ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 10:15am

Moving on with the morning, once again, I had to make a tough choice. OK, in this case, it wasn’t that tough, really, as this was the session I was looking forward to all along: Science online – middle/high school perspective (or: ‘how the Facebook generation does it’?) , led by Stacy Baker and her…

ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 9am

Like everyone else, I had tough choices to make – which session to go to out of four in each time slot! Of course, I spent a year planning, and talking with moderators/panelists/presenters and building each session over time. Now I wanted to see them all. How could I afford to miss any one of…